Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #407

Olivia, left: “I’m sorry about what happened. We’ve all been in your shoes and it can be a painful and trying time. If you need anything, just let me know.”

Betsy: “Well, I sure could use a place to stay.”

Olivia: “A place to stay? Why on earth would you say such a thing?”

Betsy: “Because I lost my job and then I got evicted. Isn’t that why you offered to help me?”

Olivia: “Oh, heavens no, I don’t know anything about poverty. I was referring to that horrible perm you’ve got, and I was going to give you the name of my stylist.”


Previously published in “Crusty Pie” and “Bonnywood Manor”. Tiny changes made.


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  1. Betsy(in a very bitter tone): “You know, it’s YOUR kind that have caused the problems in this country!!”
    Olivia: “What? Well what kind of thinking can one really expect from someone who would wear that dress and have that kind of perm? Tea party asshat! ”
    Betsy: “You want a piece of me? Bring it b*tch!!” She curls her fist, preparatory to knocking some sense into Olive.
    Olivia (grabbing the fist before it can fly) “Now, now. Cant’ we all just get along?? I mean violence, although perhaps common to a person such as yourself, never did any one any good.”
    Betsy: “Neither did the entitlement of you so-called do-gooders. Did it ever occur to you that you don’t know everything and that you aren’t always right? Well as to opinion anyway — I get it that your permanent address is on the far right..”
    Olivia: “Money always wins, dear. Not that you’d know anything about that..”

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  2. Well, personally I always hoped one day a woman would stop me and give me the name of her hairstylist. As well as a few makeup tips. Like, her eyebrows are to die for.

    Loved that movie, by the way. You?

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    • I constantly hope that someone stops me and shoves me back on the right couture path. There was a time when I thought I was brilliant at clothing and styling myself. Then my mother shoves an old photo album in my direction and I realize that I failed in so many ways…

      And yes, loved “The Snake Pit”. It’s a bit creaky now, but it was very progressive for it’s time and still packs a wallop…

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